Monday, May 31, 2010

Harvest Monday - May 31, 2010

That's the harvest from last Friday, one last Azur Star kohlrabi that was hidden under the floppy fava foliage, a few strawberries, Piracicaba shoots, Sugar Magnolia purple snap peas, and some basil. I also pulled out a couple of fava plants yesterday to make way for a planting of pole beans. If it weren't for the favas the harvest total would be much lower than usual since I didn't cook much last week. And not included in the totals below are 4 heads of garlic, 3 of which were roasted and smeared on toast as an appetizer, yum.

The week before last I harvested a lot of beets, enough to fill 3 quart jars with pickles and still have leftovers. Here's a picture of one of the jars of pickles that I opened this weekend to sample, it's almost half gone now. . .  This jar is a mix of Chioggia and Golden beets, the other jars each contain a single variety of beet.

Here's the harvest tally for the last week:

Piracicaba broccoli - 12.5 ounces
Capers - 1.25 ounces
Fava beans - 4 lb. 9 oz.
Azur Star kohlrabi - 11 ounces
Sugar Magnolia Purple snap peas - 5.75 oz (plus a few eaten in the garden)
Strawberries - 13 oz.

Total for the week - 7 lb. 4 oz
Total for the year - 212 lb. 11.25 oz.
7 eggs this week

There are a lot more harvests to see at Daphne's Dandelions, the home of Harvest Monday, go check it out.


  1. You've really managed to miss the "famine" part of the harvest. As usual, I missed my planting window for some things and have fallow beds -- not what I'd planned!

    The kohlrabi looks good, and the peas are lovely.

  2. I’m not a big fan of beet, but this pickled one looks very good!
    Your harvest is full with color, as always. I love the purple fruit!

  3. Very nice harvest. I just love pickles beets. Hopefully I will have room to plant some later in the season.

  4. That is a beautiful harvest! I love those purple podded peas. And I can't wait for our own garlic to roast!

  5. Nice, finding a surprise kohlrabi under the favas. I've only been finding surprise burrows under my favas :-)

    I'll have to try this picabia broccoli, it looks attractive for our climate.

    I love your yellow table, nice backdrop for the color in the harvest.

  6. I've never eaten pickled beets before. Are they sour or sweet?

    I sampled some more piracicaba shoots raw this morning. The little florets are perfectly mild but the stems are what is tasting a bit bitter. I don't understand it. I noticed though that the broccoli plants producing at the moment are a bit stunted in growth. maybe that has something to do with it.

  7. Ah pickled beets. Sounds wonderful. I haven't grown kholrabi in ages. It was a good coldframe/cellaring plant.

  8. All of the harvest looks good, but the strawberries are what had my eye immediately! They look delicious and I am Jonesing for some fresh berries.

  9. Beautiful harvest, love the color combination.
    I'm growing some Piracicaba now, they are getting pretty big but no head yet, I think I planted them a little too close. Oh well, live and learn, there's always something new.

  10. I wish I had some Piracicaba broccoli coming in right now. My plants are all so tiny right now, even the other broccoli.

  11. How are the purple snaps? They look cool!


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